PRAGUE: Ice Mother, directed by Bohdan Sláma, won six Czech Lions including best film and best director at the 25th Czech Film and Television Academy Awards. Jan Svěrák’s Barefoot won in three categories.
Films were competing in 17 categories, including two categories for television production, both with the Czech Television as the winner. The award for outstanding contribution to the Czech cinema went to Alois Fišárek, a famous film editor, who has worked with the best Czech directors.
The Czech Film and Television Academy Awards were announced during a ceremony held at the Prague Rudolfinum concert hall on 10 March 2018.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Best Film: Ice Mother / Bába z ledu (Czech Republic, France, Slovakia) Directed by Bohdan Sláma Produced by Negativ Coproduced by Why Not Productions (FR), ARTILERIA (SK), Česká televize (CZ), Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (SK), Barrandov Studios (CZ), i/o post (CZ) Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Creative Europe – MEDIA, Eurimages, CNC, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
Best Documentary: Červená (Czech Republic) Directed by Olga Sommerová
Best Director: Bohdan Sláma for Ice Mother
Best Leading Actress: Zuzana Kronerová for Ice Mother Best Leading Actor: Pavel Nový for Ice Mother
Best Supporting Actress: Petra Špalková for Ice Mother
Best Supporting Actor: Oldřich Kaiser for Barefoot / Po strništi bos (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark) Directed by Jan Svěrák Produced by Biograf Jan Svěrák Coproduced by Česká televize, innogy, Phoenix Film, Novinski, RTVS Supported by the Czech Film Fund
Best Screenplay: Bohdan Sláma for Ice Mother
Best Cinematography: Vladimír Smutný for Barefoot
Best Editing: Jiří Brožek, Michal Lánský, Jana Vlčková for Filthy / Špína (Slovakia, Czech Republic) Directed by Tereza Nvotová Produced by Moloko Film (CZ), BFILM (SK) Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Best Sound: Jakub Čech, Claus Lynge for Barefoot
Best Music: Irena and Vojtěch Havel for Little Crusader / Křižáček (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy) Directed by Václav Kadrnka Coproduced by ARTILERIA (SK), Česká televize (CZ), innogy, Barrandov Studio (CZ), i/o post (CZ), Tempesta Film (IT) Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Film Foundation of Czech Television, RWE and Barrandov Studio, Eurimages
Best Art Direction: Aurel Klimt, Martin Velíšek, František Lipták for Lajka Directed by Aurel Klimt Produced by Studio ZVON Coproduced by Česká televize, Bystrouška, UPP Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Creative Europe – MEDIA
Best Costumes: Simona Rybáková for Milada (Czech Republic) Directed by David Mrnka Produced by Loaded Vision Entertainment Supported by the Czech Film Fund
Best Make up: Andrea McDonald for Milada
Best TV Film or Miniseries: Justice / Spravedlnost (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Peter BebjakProduced by DNA ProductionCoproduced by the Czech Television
Best TV Drama Series: World under Your Head / Svět pod hlavou (Czech Republic, Slovakia)Directed by Marek Najbrt and Radim Špaček Produced by Bionaut Co-produced by the Czech Television, TV JOJ Supported by the Czech Film Fund
Outstanding Contribution to Czech Cinema: Alois Fišárek